Residents in Harrisburg area return home after Susquehanna recedes

    Thousands of people forced from their homes in the Harrisburg area earlier this week were allowed to return home Saturday, after officials announced waters from the Susquehanna had receded.

    According to The Mercury, the evacuation was lifted Saturday afternoon for as many as 60,000 of the 70,000 residents in and around Wilkes-barre.  According to the report, the remaining residents were expected to be allowed to return at some point today.

    The Mercury says the water levels along the Susquehanna River reached some of the highest flood-waters ever seen.

    Heavy rain from Tropical Lee lead to the severe flooding conditions there and in other parts of the state this week.

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